Midtown Union’s Office Tower Tops Out

Mixed-use project’s 26-story office building, 26-story residential tower and 14-story Kimpton Hotel have all topped out, are on schedule for completion Q3 2022.
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MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife Inc.’s institutional asset management business, and Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, Wednesday announced the topping out of Midtown Union’s Class-AA, 26-Story, 612,000 square foot office tower in Midtown.

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Anchored by the future headquarters of Invesco, the building will offer a “sustainable and wellness-focused workspace” and is pursuing LEED and Fitwel certifications.

Midtown Union, a mixed-use development encompassing nearly a full city block, and consisting of three towers (office, residential and a hotel), is designed by Cooper Carry, and developed by three different partnerships.

The fully integrated project includes an extension of Arts Center Way creating a new, pedestrian-friendly retail destination in Midtown with shops and restaurants.

General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie began constructing the three towers simultaneously in November 2019, for a unified delivery in Q3 2022. Topping out in close procession, the 26-story, 355-unit residential tower, “the Mira at Midtown Union,” reached the milestone in June, and the 14-story, 230-key hotel, to be operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, reached its height in March.

“With Midtown Union’s office, residential and hotel towers topped out, we’re pleased to see this lifestyle destination coming to life,” Robert Merck, global head of Real Estate and Agriculture at MIM, said in a press release. “We’re confident that Midtown Union will create significant benefits for tenants, the surrounding community, and the city at large.”

In addition to the office tower, Midtown Union consists of:

  • An apartment complex called the Mira at Midtown Union developed by StreetLights Residential and MIM. The building will offer studio, one-, two-, or three-bedroom floor plans, ranging in size from 496 to 1,731 square feet. Planned amenities include concierge services, a coffee bar, a resident bar and lounge, conference and co-working spaces, a pet spa, and an outdoor amenity deck with a pool, seating and grilling stations.
  • A Kimpton hotel developed by MIM and AMS Hospitality. The hotel will offer a chef-driven restaurant and bar, a second-story bar and lounge, and 5,400 square feet of meeting and events space.
  • An extension of Arts Center Way creating a new pedestrian-friendly retail destination offering 32,000 square feet of shops and restaurants as well as green space.
  • 635,000 square foot parking deck providing 1,909 parking spaces.

Midtown Union’s office building is 50 percent leased, according to the release. The office and retail spaces are being leased by Brooke Dewey and Adam Viente (office) and Coleman Morris (retail) of JLL.

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

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One Response

  1. Glad to see it is closer to finishing. Brasfield & Gorrie, Matt Lavender and Josh Parkerson in particular, decided that they didn’t need to follow the Atlanta noise ordinance and woke their neighbors before hours on multiple occasions purposefully without proper permit. I didn’t have the energy to pursue it much after Greystar/Ascent Midtown/Hilton Canopy did the same thing from 2016-2019 (Thanks for nothing Dave Power and John Roberson) until we fixed the noise ordinance to be more enforceable. 

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